My mother in law is 86 going on 87. She lives in her own apartment and is probably one of the most secretive people I’ve ever met. She won’t tell us how her health is. Perhaps she doesn’t understand it herself. But from what she says about her certain doctors, her meds, and therapies, I… Continue reading Can I take her dignity?
Meet Ms. Sunshine. She is the daughter of my first horse. I trained her years ago. She was born in 2000? I think? She was always passed over for the larger more personable Badger who was her half brother. Then Siera came into the picture. Gorgeous Bay, gaited mule with a kind demeanor. When my… Continue reading What happens now?
Christmas … Christmas… Dang it all Christmas! Who loves Christmas? Well I do, but not for the gifts or the big huge family get togethers. I gave up those long long time ago when I got divorced and my ex wouldn’t let the kids spend time with me. Our family used to gather when I… Continue reading Christmas Transformed…
May 6th. My husband had a stroke. I lost him that day and don’t tell me any different. Oh he survived all right. But speech, thought, focus, memory, and so many other things have changed. We are working with Speech Therapy on those issues. He has changed in character. The man I married is still… Continue reading And Then, He was Gone.
Moms. Old moms. Will I get to be as frightening as my mother in law or my own mother? Message from Mom today. “You can come visit. your dog morris is not welcome. my new Dog doesn’t like dogs. what time are you going to be here? MOM” Okay there’s story behind that message. Mom… Continue reading OH My… Moms
It goes sometimes like this. He looks out the window as I read the weather forecast. He blinks and then says, “Hmmm.” I read that we may get measurable snow and he says, “Hmmm.” And a very far away look comes to his eyes. I know that look. I remind him that the water tank… Continue reading The Hmmm Factor
Two years of going going going. Doing all the farm work last year and working nearly full time while husband recovered from Throat Cancer. This year it is the never ending house remodel. While I don’t regret a moment of the house remodel, or helping out as a loving and awesome caretaker, I put myself… Continue reading Me me me…